VOICES OF RESISTANCE

Homophobic and transphobic Attitudes and Discrimination in Migrant Communities

Homo­pho­bia and trans­pho­bia in migrant/Black com­mu­nities crea­tes a dou­ble bind (dual pro­blems) for LGBTQI+ mem­bers who iden­ti­fy as BIPOC or have migra­ti­on back­grounds. Indi­vi­du­als of the­se groups expe­ri­ence racial discri­mi­na­ti­on from the wider socie­ty in addi­ti­on to homo­pho­bia and trans­pho­bia wit­hin their ethnic/racial com­mu­nities. What are the con­se­quen­ces of this inter­sec­tion of mul­ti­ple forms of discri­mi­na­ti­on? How does this expe­ri­ence dif­fer from LGBTQI+ mem­bers who do not iden­ti­fy as BIPOC? In this con­ver­sa­ti­on, we would like to look at the histo­ry of LGBTQI+ in mino­ri­ty groups and dis­cuss the con­se­quen­ces of the inter­sec­tion of mul­ti­ple forms of discri­mi­na­ti­on from mino­ri­ties towards its LGBTQI+ mem­bers; from men­tal health to the adver­se effect of Queer Gau­ge and the gene­ral lack of LGBTQI+ sup­port in mino­ri­ty com­mu­nities amongst others.

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Decolonize the Mentality

Intersectionality is such a wide Range

Piz­zar Stan­ley Pierre (Queer­as­po­ra): I am from Hai­ti, the 1. Black Nati­on of the World! A good fee­ling. We won the war against colo­nia­lism. But we did­n’t win this war for our men­ta­li­ty. And reli­gi­on is a strong colo­ni­al tool. (Excerpt from a podi­um dis­cus­sion: “Homo­pho­bic and Trans­pho­bic Atti­tu­des and Discri­mi­na­ti­on in Migrant Com­mu­nities” at the Fes­ti­val of Remem­bran­ce and Cele­bra­ti­on of Life, Bre­men 2021, 6 min.)

Mahon (Queer­as­po­ra): Why should we let colo­ni­al cul­tu­ral norms still dic­ta­te what hap­pens today? We had had more than two gen­ders. We had three gen­ders. In times of colo­nia­lism we were told that what we were doing was wrong. It has cau­sed us to actual­ly discri­mi­na­ting against our own. (Excerpt from a podi­um dis­cus­sion: “Homo­pho­bic and Trans­pho­bic Atti­tu­des and Discri­mi­na­ti­on in Migrant Com­mu­nities” at the Fes­ti­val of Remem­bran­ce and Cele­bra­ti­on of Life, Bre­men 2021, 7 min.)

The whole podium in 2 Parts

Dis­cus­sants: Piz­zar Stan­ley Pierre und Marohn (Queer­as­po­ra)

Mode­ra­tor: Lex Ide­hen (Bre­men Empower­ment Project)

August 2021, Bremen